10 July 2014

Bombardier Opens New Bogie Technical Centre in Germany

10 July 2014 - Bombardier Transportation today officially opened its new Bogie Technical Centre in Siegen, Germany. The new centre of excellence brings together Bombardier’s engineering experts with the necessary tools and means to continue to develop and test Bombardier’s FLEXX bogie portfolio to better fulfill customer requirements, in particular in terms of strict certification and homologation processes.

The Siegen site will form a unique production and innovation hub. It will comprise Bombardier’s bogies headquarters, the new Bogie Technical Centre, the existing final assembly area, Wheelset Centre and a crash repair and overhaul centre.

Guntram Schneider, Minister of Labour, Integration and Social Affairs of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia, said: “The inauguration of the Bombardier Bogie Technical Centre marks a great occasion. It shows the commitment of Bombardier to the Siegen and North Rhine Westphalia region and it will attract engineers, researchers and students from all over the world to Siegen.”

Bart Vantorre, President, Business Unit Bogies, Bombardier Transportation, added: “The Bogie Technical Centre is a perfect illustration of our brand promise. The Evolution of Mobility is all about what’s next; and this new centre of innovation will develop the next generation of Bombardier FLEXX bogies. This test and validation centre allows us to respond to increasingly complex certification and homologation processes. In addition, the centre will be at the heart of a network with the academic world and suppliers, creating synergies and joint research to fulfill our customers’ needs.”

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion.

Source: Bombardier